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crisis at a time when she is surging in the polls ahead one of the big favorites sarah palin. jonathan karl is in washington and has more on all this. good morning, jon. >> reporter: good morning, robin. there is no presidential candidate with more momentum right now than michele bachmann. ♪ my home in -- >> reporter: no republican presidential candidate has taken a harder line on the debt ceiling showdown than michele bachmann. >> we were all shocked and appalled that president obama dangled out in front of the cameras that senior citizens may not get their checks. that's a very dangerous statement to make. we don't believe -- excuse me. excuse me. we don't believe that for a moment. >> reporter: tough talk from bachmann is nothing new but she now speaks with new-found authority as a top tier contender for the republican presidential nomination. a new national poll puts bachmann firmly in second place as the leading challenger to front-runner mitt romney. and in key first caucus state iowa, three separate polls over the past week put bachmann in first place. >> republican primary vo
that it couldn't pass. courthouse have any idnew ideas >> reporter: they're pushing for the big deal, a lot of pain at one, entitle tks. president obama outlined the plan and said, you can't expect seniors to give up $500 when you went own ask for $5 from people like me. wealthy individuals. >> jon, the leader mitchell mcconnell is looking at a contingency plan which could be a short-term extension. >> reporter: he's tight-lipped about what they mean. they could give him a chance to accept that which he ruled out or one with no tax increases. >> the president very clear on that. >> reporter: he said he's not signing any short-term plans. the debt ceiling needs to be raised until 2013. he will not sign what mcconnell is talking about. >> 2 2 days to go. thank you very much. >>> the republican presidential nomination, kind of shippings to michele bachmann and that is bringing scrutiny ross ron maintained undersaavedra available that bachmann owns about her husband and shows staff trying to turn a gay person straight. this kind of conversion is something that they deny doing. >> these new unde
: this scandal may not seem like a big deal from afar but it's already left the prime minister scrambling, the head of scotland yard has resigned, and a skating parliamentary report accused rupert murdoch's company of deliberately trying to thwart a criminal investigation into the illegal activities of his newspaper here. >> isn't it time that we sent this non-tax paying murdoch back from whence he came? >> reporter: the prime minister didn't have to. murdoch boarded his private jet to fly home to the u.s. no doubt happy to leave london and all the turbulence behind. jeffrey cough rkofman, abc news loloon. >> certainly not over yet though as this continues to grow and we're investigating issues here. people, perhaps 9/11 victims, who might have had their cell phones hacked. >> it's scary. judging by the atmosphere there. and the number two, headlines in australia this morning, now that country may be stepping into the investigation to see if phone hacking occurred on their turf. so this thing's snowballing out of control. >> that's for sure. agreed. although you can hop in your private je
felt on main street. >> reporter: to go big or not to go big? that is the question when it comes to raising the nation's debt limit. and after another meeting at the white house, the president and congress appear no closer to a deal. if the president and congress fail t tagree to raise the nation's debt limit, the forecasts sound almost apocalyptic. >> stock prices are going to fall, bond prices are going to fall, you're going to notice on when you logon to your 401(k). >> reporter: already family businesses like the feinbergs' bathroom fixtures company in ft. lauderdale, florida, have taken down the help wanted sign, waiting to hear if the u.s. government becomes a deadbeat. >> we want to hire employees. we want to grow our business. we want to spend money doing advertising. so it's just difficult. >> reporter: a new u.s. chamber of commerce survey says two-thirds of america's small businesses have no plans to hire in the coming year. >> everyone's scared. no one's going to make a move. >> reporter: yet after another white house meeting, it was another day without an agreement t
>>> tonight on "world news," big broil. the record heat, 90 million people sweltering. parts of texas turning back into a dust bowl. not enough water for the cattle. >>> double dare. with the economy on the brink over the debt talk, the president warns social security checks could be in jeopardy, as republicans claim they now have a last ditch plan. >>> jay see dugard. tonight, neighbors who saw the backyard where she was being held, speak out about what they wish they had done. >>> and, our made in america summer. an army of families showing you the one thing they bought and love to help create american jobs. >>> good evening to you. and here is how it looks and feels in temperatures as high as 105 degrees in america tonight. 90 million americans sweltering. record-breaking heat across the country. and look at that. temperatures soaring above 100 degrees, and there is drought so bad, cattle farmers are making very tough choices. that is the map. half of the country in the sweltering heat tonight, and abc's steve osunsami is in atlanta to report for us. >> reporter: across no
. >>> in minnesota the budget crisis i iso big the government is on the brink of simply shutting down. lawmakers had until midnight to strike a deal. they didn't. >> and that could mean that all the state parks will close. tete of thousands of workers will be laid off just before the holiday weekend. lawmakers have been in a six-month impasse over how to solve a $5 billion deficit. >>> in a first on the presidential campaign trail, congresswoman michele bachmann has revealed that she once suffered a miscarriage. >> bachmann is getting mostly high marks for making such a personal revelation on the painful topic. sharyn alfonsi has the details. >> reporter: it happened at a packed town hall meeting in south carolina. >> after our second child was born we became pregnant with a third baby. and it was an unexpected baby. but of course we were delighted to have this child. and the child was coming along. and we ended up losing that chilil >> reporter: the crowd stood still at attention. >> and it was devastating for both of us, as you can imagine. if any of you have lost a child. >> reporter: bachmann sa
for their health and for the house. >> reporter: this scandal may not seem like a big deal from afar, but it's left the prime minist minister. and a report that shows murdoch deliberately tries to this wart a criminal investigation to the illegal activities here. >> isn't it time that we sent this non-tax paying murdoch from wednesday he came? >> reporter: the prime minister doesn't have to. murdoch boarded his private jet is afternoon to fly home to the u.s. no doubt happy to leave london and all the turbulence behind. jeffrey kofman, abc news, london. >> and questions tonight about where the controversy will go when he lands back here at home. >>> and still ahead here on "world news" this wednesday night, broken promises this evening. an entire town gathered and told that those propgsed pensions, we can't afford. so, now what? >>> and this comes as we look here for new solutions. this evening, the one thing you should ask your boss about tomorrow morning to keep your retirement dream alive. >>> and then later here on "world news," what would you do? or betteret what would you wife do after that n
have a very big advantage, because marcus has his ph.d. in counseling and he's a marriage counselor. >> reporter: but dr. bachmann's brand of counseling is highly controversial and could become a campaign issue. >> here's my husband dr. marcus bachmann. >> reporter: operating oututf suburban minneapolis, dr. bachmann runs a christian coununseling firm, co-owned wit his wife, that at times, according to former patients, has tried to convert gay men into heterosexuals through prayer. >> his path for my therapy would be to read the bible, pray to god that i would no longer be gay. >> reporter: andrew ramirez of minneapolis was 17 when his family sent him to bachmann and associates where he says a counselor working for bachmann, tried unsuccessfully to "save" him from his sin. were straight.ld forgive me if i >> reporter: dr. bachmann, who has described homosexuals as barbarians, denied as a false statement five years ago reports his clinic tries to convert g g men to straight. but undercover video shot just last month inside the clinic by a gay advocacy group seems to show some form of
years of happy marriage. >> i have a very big advantage, because marcus has his ph.d. in counseling and he's a marriage counselor. >> reporter: but dr. bachmann's brand of counseling is highly controversial and could become a campaign issue. >> here's my husband dr. marcus bachmann. >> reporter: operating out of suburban minneapolis, dr. bachmann runs a christian counseling firm, co-owned with his wife michele, thth at times, according to former patients, has tried d convert gay men into heterosexuals through christian prayer. >> you know, i could be straight and god would forgive me if i was straight. >> reporter: andrew ramirez of minneapolis was 17 when his family sent him to bachmann and associates where he says a counselor working for bachmann tried unsuccessfully to "save" him from his sin. >> i remember leaving that parking lot with my mom and i said, you know, mom, i'm gay, i do not think this is something that can be changed. >> reporter: in an interview with a christian radio outlet, dr. bachmann has described homosexuals as barbarians. >> it is as if we have to understan
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